LATIN 409 - Augustan Poetry
Section: 001 Ovid
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Latin (LATIN)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
LATIN 301 or 302 or permission of instructor.
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s).
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Students will become more familiar with Roman Venus, Jupiter, Minerva, Liber, and their cults and significance in Ovid's poetry. Students will also learn about the most elusive and specifically Roman deities: intriguing figures like Picus (some kind of woodpecker), Faunus (horned god of forests), Vertumnus (god of seasons), Pomona (goddess of fruit), Stercutus (god of manure!), obscene god Priapus, etc. Ovid's hexameter and elegiac poetry will be carefully selected for the student's enjoyment of the most light-hearted content in Roman poetry, with the goal of exploiting current socio-historical approaches in emphasizing the relevance of mythological discourse to Ovid's Augustan audiences as well as to ourselves as receivers of the Roman Myth traditions. Textbooks will include Elaine Fantham's commentary on Ovid, Fasti, book 4, and very short excerpts from the Ovidian corpus made available online. There will be no formal grammar review, but syntax will be reviewed while enjoying the Latin.

LATIN 409 - Augustan Poetry
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001 (REC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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ISBN: 0521449960
Fasti., Author: Ovid ; edited by Elaine Fantham., Publisher: Cambridge University Press 1998
ISBN: 0198642245
Oxford Latin dictionary, Author: edited by P.G.W. Glare., Publisher: Oxford University Press Combined e 1982
ISBN: 1585100277
Allen and Greenough's New Latin grammar for schools and colleges : founded on comparative grammar, Author: edited by J.B. Greenough, G.L. Kittredge, A.A. Howard, Benj. L. D'Ooge ; updated for Focus by Anne Mahoney., Publisher: Focus Pub. 2001
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